Could I possibly DIY 🤔 all brake pads on my C5?

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Sheyhoon
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Re: Could I possibly DIY 🤔 all brake pads on my C5?

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Jack's arriving today. I'm going to get those lambda sensors out today! I was examining the top one last night & found it clipped at multiple places, not sure where the connector ends but will see. A few pics below;
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Sheyhoon
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Re: Lambda Sensors on C5

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Lambda Sensor won't come out! Not a flinch! Grrrr 😅. I even tried to disconnect it first but still wouldn't disconnect from the female chassis. I'll try again this weekend.

It is anticlockwise isn't it?

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Re: Could I possibly DIY 🤔 all brake pads on my C5?

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I doubt it's ever been changed.

Hell Razor5543
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Re: Could I possibly DIY 🤔 all brake pads on my C5?

Post by Hell Razor5543 »

Try tightening it slightly first. If there is rust on the threads trying to undo the sensor will just cause the rust to act like a wedge and bind. Tightening it first can cause the rust to fall away, so it then does not wedge.

Sheyhoon
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Re: Could I possibly DIY 🤔 all brake pads on my C5?

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Lovely. Thanks 😊. I'll try that!

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Re: Could I possibly DIY 🤔 all brake pads on my C5?

Post by Sheyhoon »

Top sensor done. Bottom one erm 😳...hopefully today. I'll try the pads this weekend too. Been so busy with work.

Audio upgrade coming up too. I'm looking at changing the dash to fit a proper touch screen from China with new speakers. I found some on ebay but audio unit definitely China.

Transmission Oil Pressure Switch...I think that's beyond my wit.

Sheyhoon
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Re: Could I possibly DIY 🤔 all brake pads on my C5?

Post by Sheyhoon »

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Found the bottom O2 sensor. I can hardly move underneath the car, I need more room. It's like a 10min job but no room grrrr to manoeuvre.

Oh forgot to mention I'm fat! hehehe...

What to do?

rrijken
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Re: Could I possibly DIY 🤔 all brake pads on my C5?

Post by rrijken »

If you cannot get the car any higher, get help would be my suggestion. Also do not use the socket here as there is, as said very little space, just get the right size wrench in there and then it will be 'easy'.

Any luck with the brakes?

Sheyhoon
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Re: Could I possibly DIY 🤔 all brake pads on my C5?

Post by Sheyhoon »

Hi Rrijken,

Oh thanks for the tip. A wrench definitely 👍.

I'll do the brakes this weekend hopefully!